WillisPalmer launches Children’s Charter to support vulnerable children

Children who have suffered neglect and abuse during lockdown need identifying and providing with support as a matter of urgency as they return to school.

Read more
Make an Enquiry
Contact Us

Meet the Editor

Clare picture (003)


Clare Jerrom, editor of Children First.

Clare Jerrom is an award winning journalist specialising in social work. Clare worked at Community Care for over 10 years and her investigations focused on the treatment of children in youth custody. For five of those years, Clare was the website editor developing online content and managing the transition from magazine to web. Clare has worked for BASW and its publication Professional Social Work, YoungMinds and had articles published in The Guardian.

Got a story for the WillisPalmer editorial team for the Children First eNewsletter?
Contact us by email on marketing@willispalmer.com to send us a story for our next edition

Attend a training course

Sign up for one of our many high quality training courses for professionals working with children and families.
Book Now

Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Chancellor reveals one year Spending Review to focus on response to Covid

22/10/2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak

The chancellor has announced that he will conduct a one-year Spending Review in order to concentrate on the government’s response to COVID-19.

The chancellor and the prime minister have decided to conduct a one-year Spending Review, setting department’s resource and capital budgets for 2021-22, and Devolved Administration’s block grants for the same period. The [...]

Read Full Story

Spending Review needs to restore lost £1.7 billion in early help funding for councils

21/10/2020

Local authorities are preparing for a surge in demand for children’s services after many children ‘disappeared’ from view during the lockdown restrictions introduced in a bid to try and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Local Government Association said councils are bracing themselves for a rise in referrals for support that would have normally been [...]

Read Full Story

Children’s services were struggling financially before Covid, warns leading charities

21/10/2020
Javid Khan, CEO Barnardo's

Local authorities had to spend an additional £136 million on children’s social care between March and July, it has emerged.

New analysis from five leading children’s charities, Action for Children, Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, NCB and the NSPCC, submitted to the Treasury, reveals that even before the pandemic hit these services were facing [...]

Read Full Story
Children First is an online resource for professionals working with children presented by WillisPalmer, providing you with the latest news, features and interviews.
Subscribe Today
Delivering a diverse, reliable range of services to children and their families across the UK
D1, Parkside, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 3ZL
Contact Us
closechevron-downbars linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram